Retro High-Waist Bikini

Added Apr 7, 2011

by Libby Spencer

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Description

Instead of paying $150+ for a retro style bikini with a flattering high-waist I decided to make one myself.

Cost –
blue material (repurposed lycra men’s shirt) – $4.50 Rag-o-Rama
striped material (repurposed lycra panties) – $1.50
Ric-Rac trim – $0.97 – JoAnn Fabrics
Thread – $3.50 JoAnn Fabrics
Support material (repurposed strapless bra) – free
= $10.47 Total!

Material Notes

I used a repurposed lycra men’s shirt and 2 pairs of lycra underwear as fabric. I used a strapless bra as the wire frame for the top. Also, some ric-rac and nylon appropriate thread.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Swimwear
Style
Beach, Classic, Vintage
Material
Cotton, Blends, Other

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    Aug 8, 2013, 02.58 AMby nadia r

    so good! one of the best

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    May 6, 2011, 02.54 PMby popbabe7

    So inspiring- I have been looking everywhere for an affordable high waisted bikini set, the prices are just ridiculous.

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    Apr 8, 2011, 02.30 PMby amaydak

    I love this! Better than anything I’ve seen retail!

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    Apr 8, 2011, 09.42 AMby Priscilla Folley

    That is SO adorable! I love it

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    Apr 8, 2011, 04.53 AMby Sofiagynther

    This is great! Good work!

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    Apr 7, 2011, 11.14 PMby mumsew

    how cute is that?

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